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    Who better than May Martin to show you how to sew! With 40 years' experience in teaching people how to sew and a doyenne of the Women's Institute, the Great British Sewing Bee star knows everything there is about this skilled craft and will be your perfect guide to starting sewing.

    Throughout the Sewing Bible, she gives readers all the information they need - from setting up your sewing space to providing a list of all the essential sewing equipment. She also offers step-by-step instructions for over 40 amazing sewing projects, ranging from womenswear, menswear and kidswear to home furnishings.

    As well as all this, there are top tips and advice on sewing techniques including hemming, overlocking, seams and fastenings. With May Martin's Sewing Bible, you'll be an expert sewer in no time!
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    An accompaniment to the hit BBC series presented by Claudia Winkleman and judged by Patrick Grant and May Martin, The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe is a practical sewing book brimming with fantastic projects, including a core of wardrobe essentials including a pencil skirt, easy T-shirt top and a wrap dress.

    Menswear and retro garments are also included, as well as a fun selection of designs for babies and small children.

    Dress sizes range from 8 to 18 and the book is full of inspiring photography so you know exactly what you're looking for - and the included pattern pack, containing five full-size pattern sheets, makes creating your wardrobe even easier.
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    Love to Sew Pack - 2 Books (Collection)

    Christa Rolf/Salli-Ann Cook

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    Full of gorgeous, inspirational and creative ideas, this two-book Love to Sew set is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to sew!

    The Pincushions book offers easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions for a range of funny, quirky, whimsical and downright bizarre pincushions. By following these, you could be proudly displaying your pins in everything from a fried egg to a mini monster or even a voodoo doll - if you dare!

    Simple Patchwork Gifts offers stunningly simple projects that range from fashion accessories to table decorations, cosy quilts and many other gift ideas. Suitable for novices and experts, the book is packed with beautiful photographs of the completed projects too.

  • Sewing School Basics (Paperback)

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    Sewing School Basics (Paperback)

    Jane Bolsover

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    A complete sewing course for first-time sewers, or even an aid to the most accomplished stitcher, Sewing School Basics is packed full of useful tips to improve sewing technique. Beginning with useful information on what equipment to purchase, uses of common fabrics and how to use paper patterns. 12 workshops build on the most basic of hand-sewing techniques and, once mastered, advanced dressmaking skills are introduced in a step-by-step manner which reinforces the skills learned earlier in the book.

    From simple hand-embroidered cushions and throws to shirred sundresses and pleated skirts; and encouraging the development of embroidery, patchwork, quilting, dressmaking and curtain-making techniques; the book - including beautiful colour photographs and artworks - will give you all the skills you need.
  • Sew Quick, Sew Cute (Paperback)

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    Sew Quick, Sew Cute (Paperback)

    Fiona Goble

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    Sew Quick, Sew Cute offers plenty of projects that can be created in very little time - from just one hour through to a whole weekend! With step-by-step instructions, the projects are divided into home, personal and kids' categories and you'll soon be sewing everything from toys to totes and pillows to pincushions. A must for anyone new to the joys of sewing.
  • Little Quilts (Paperback)

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    Little Quilts (Paperback)

    Sarah Fielke & Amy Lobsiger

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    Doll-sized quilts can be completed quickly and inexpensively and even be made into cushion covers, runners or wall decorations. They can also be made as a trial or practice run for larger craft projects. Little Quilts from Sarah Fiekle and Amy Lobsiger features 15 projects for any quilter to complete.

    With step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions for each project, you'll soon be making a number of striking designs - and learning new sewing techniques and design concepts at the same time. A brilliant book for anyone interested in starting quilting, and for those who have established their skills and now want to elaborate on them.
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    A Short Book About Drawing (Hardback)

    Andrew Marr

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    Like millions of others, broadcaster, journalist and bestselling author Andrew Marr also draws. Since childhood he has enjoyed drawing and doodling with a pen or brush despite never having any lessons in the enthralling and evocative discipline.

    In this intriguing book, Marr explores the subject of drawing, asking why we do it? Does it have a point? And in what way, if any, can the activity be related to what we call 'art'?

    Considering the process of drawing as a means for making us happy too, Marr shares his previously unpublished artwork and looks at art as an expression of freedom and play, and how it fits into today's busy world.

    Fresh, engaging and absorbing, this a unique and accessible look at the popular subject for fans of Marr and keen sketchers too.
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    Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom (Paperback)

    Millie Marotta

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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds of wonderful wildlife - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs!

    Adding a personal touch to some truly gorgeous illustrations, this book proves that colouring-in doesn't have to be solely for kids. Among the drawings you will get to add some colour to are a beetle in need of some colour for his shell, a whale waiting for a magnificent ocean home and plenty of fauna and flora!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this is a colouring book full of adventure!
  • Knit Your Own Farm (Hardback)

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    Knit Your Own Farm (Hardback)

    Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne

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    Filled with a collection of patterns for recreating herds of your favourite farmyard animals, Knit Your Own Farm has something for everyone - from cows, bulls and horses to cute chicks, lambs and piglets.

    Surprisingly easy to make, in only a few evenings you could create yourself a loveable animal companion - such as a llama, foal, donkey or bull, perhaps - and as an added bonus: these farmyard friends won't make any mess or take up too much room!

    Beautifully photographed and providing stitch-by-stitch instructions for creating all of the farm animals you could ever hope to meet, Knit Your Own Farm will make a wonderful treat for both the keen knitter and animal enthusiast.
  • Paper Only (Paperback)

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    Paper Only (Paperback)

    Claire Heafford & Louise Hall

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    Jam-packed with 20 projects to help kick-start your creativity, Paper Only is a celebration of all things paper and how you can using the seemingly mundane - such as leftover wallpaper and junk mail - to create home-made delights to decorate your home and treat friends.

    From making simple gift tags and origami bows, to giant lilies and even setting up your own art studio, the book takes readers on a journey of artistic self-discovery with the help of stunning photography and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

    A wonderful hobby that is kind on the wallet - and equally rewarding to participate in -, follow the paper trail and begin your artistic adventure with Paper Only!
  • Crafty Dolls (Hardback)

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    Crafty Dolls (Hardback)

    Jane Bull

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    Craft expert Jane Bull is a real favourite with Book People customers, and in this book she has turned her attention to rag dolls!

    Among the 30 projects included are instructions for how to make your own crafty doll ballerina, party princess or even adorable tiny pocket dolls. Every classic doll pattern has a contemporary twist and an outfit that matches their hobby. There are also ideas for accessories such as bags, shoes and jewellery.
  • Crochet Basics (Paperback)

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    Crochet Basics (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Learn how to make the most from your crochet equipment, yarns and more with Crochet Basics - an invaluable guide for those new to the joys of the wonderful art of crochet.

    A comprehensive guide that removes the mystery surrounding crochet for first-time stitchers, the book holds the hands of novices who are new to the nation's new favourite hobby as they begin to explore the complexities of crochet with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Starting with an essential overview of need-to-know techniques, the craft book will show readers how to stitch simple squares and have them creating their own garments in no time at all.

    There is also information on the basic crochet kit you will need, alongside advice on the best yarns to use and much more besides. The chapters eventually build into a complete, 20-workshop crochet course, with instructions on how to make everything from cushions, throws, stylish accessories, clothes and more...
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    Draw People in 15 Minutes (Paperback)

    Jake Spicer

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    Following the success of Draw Faces in 15 Minutes, we're delighted to bring our budding artists Draw People in 15 Minutes - a how-to guide from Jake Spicer that will show you how to sketch people on the move or at rest!

    Taking you though every aspect of drawing people - from sketching out to drawing a model or even recreating a photograph - the book will show you how to create a full-length portrait in just 15 minutes. It also unveils all the secrets of making observational sketches on the move.

    With advice on how to deal with features, hair and clothing, the easy-to-follow guide also has tips on material to use and how you can draw hands, feet and fabric. A must-have for anyone who wants to hone their drawing skills - especially when it comes to people!
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    Fleece Fantastic (Paperback)

    Rachel Henderson

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    Packed with 35 cute and cosy, quick projects, Fleece Fantastic guides readers through the uses of this wonderfully versatile fabric to make beautiful fashion accessories - for adults and children - stunning home ware and toys for the little ones.

    Following the step-by-step instructions and clear photographs of each project, the designs are easy to make an lots of fun too. In the book, readers will find projects detailing how to create your own hats, gloves, scarves, bags and more; including cushions, throws, coaster and placemats.

    Ideal for beginners to crafting or for established stitchers who are yet to use fleece as a textile before, fans of the Great British Sewing Bee will love completing the patterns in this book!
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    From still life to portraits and using oils and acrylics, this 10-book collection will help you learn how to paint in style. Covering all the basics of painting, the books feature progressive visual demonstations and expert advice to help you get to grips with a paintbrush in the right way.

    There are step-by-step lessons featured in all the books too, helping you learn how to paint spectacular landscapes, sunsets, clouds and skyscapes, pet portraits, oceans and seascapes and flowers.

    There is also advice on setting up a studio, selecting tools and materials and learning the tips, tricks and techniques for the different styles of painting. A perfect starter library for a budding artist!

  • Woolly Woofers (Paperback)

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    Woolly Woofers (Paperback)

    Debbie Bliss

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    Book People favourite Debbie Bliss has real 'pedigree' when it comes to knitting and turns her attention to knitwear designs for all kinds of pooches in Woolly Woofers!

    Extremely devoted to her dogs Monty the Beagle and Smiffy the Parsons Russell Terrier, this knitting book celebrates the relationship between human and dog and offers 20 knitwear designs for dogs of all shapes and sizes - from the cosy to the cute and comically hilarious!

    From cashmere cable knits to Christmas costumes and football club designs, the costumes are sure to make any dog lover howl with delight... There's even a knitted tweed cape inspired by Sherlock Bones! Easy-to-follow instructions help you make sure your dog will be the star of any catwalk...
  • Winter Knits (Hardback)

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    Winter Knits (Hardback)

    Jane Bull

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    Whether you're learning cable, fair isle or textured knitting, Winter Knits - a book packed with 40 inspirational projects for keeping you and your loved ones warm in the cold winter months - is the book for you!

    Featuring step-by-step tutorials, crystal-clear instructional photographs, practice projects and detailed explanations on all the tools and techniques you'll need to become a successful knitter, the book will help you create the perfect hat, scarf, jumper, socks and more just in time for Christmas.

    From warm blankets and cosy gloves to newborn mittens and beautiful beanies, Winter Knits will give readers the confidence to knit creatively and keep the whole family warm and tasty this winter.
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    More adults and older children are rediscovering the nostalgic, creative and therapeutic art of colouring and each book in this three-book collection is filled with over 100 beautiful projects - both large and small - which are sure to provide hours of artistic entertainment.

    Each themed book - Art Nouveau, Flower, and Angel & Fairy - is packed with line drawings of small motifs that are quick to complete and more absorbing projects that require a little more time. Plus, at the front of each book you'll find some ready-coloured images to help provide you with a little inspiration for your own colourful creations.

    With the images printed on one side of the page only to prevent any show through from other images, the book is just perfect for all would-be colourers - whether your chosen weapon is a marker pen, felt-tip, pencil, paint or crayon.

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    Ultimate Papercraft Bible (Hardback)

    Marie Clayton

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    The Ultimate Papercraft Bible is a complete reference book that reveals all the techniques you will need to create beautiful paper projects. It will show you how to personalise your presents by making cards, envelopes, gift wrap and gift boxes. Edited by Marie Clayton, the book will also teach readers the art of scrapbooking and how to master the techniques of decoupage, quilling and papier mache. This is ideal for both beginner and expert papercrafters alike!
  • Modern Crochet (Hardback)

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    Modern Crochet (Hardback)

    Molla Mills

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    Offering a new and exciting take on this re-emerging traditional craft, Modern Crochet by designer Molla Mills is full of inspirational ideas for both beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

    With fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions guiding you through over 30 beautifully decorative projects, from a trendy laptop bag to delicate earrings and more, the book brings crochet to the 21st century and provides readers with a wealth of imaginative and stylish designs that they can really sink their hook in to.

    From introducing the tools and yarns that you need to start crocheting to outlining the basics, and then tackling the more advanced projects for experienced crochet enthusiasts, the book makes for the ideal introduction for newcomers to this popular hobby or longtime crocheters looking for a bit of a challenge.
  • Start to Stitch (Paperback)

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    Start to Stitch (Paperback)

    Claire Buckley

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    Giving you all the techniques and confidence you need to make decorative and practical pieces, Start to Stitch is a fun and enjoyable introduction to textile crafts!

    With projects including cushions, bags and mobile phone cosies, the book will help you master the methods of four classic textile crafts - embroidery, applique, quilting and patchwork. Alongside the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there is also advice on which materials are best to use.

    Written by experts Claire Buckley, Miriam Edwards and Nancy Nicholson, this is a super craft book with a wide variety of projects and variations - ideal for beginner stitchers!
  • The Book of Bags (Paperback)

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    The Book of Bags (Paperback)

    Cheryl Owen

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    A delightful collection of 30 easy-to-make bags suitable for every occasion, The Book of Bags is the ideal book for experienced crafters and newcomers alike - packed with sewing projects suitable for all levels of ability, covering a variety of techniques and styles.

    From bright and cheery beach bags to stylish shoppers, classic evening clutches and many, many more, every project is explained using easy-to-follow instructions so that even the most novice of crafters can create a stunning, bespoke bag in no time.

    A fabulous way to accessorise and express your own style, and also make personal gifts for friends and loved ones, The Book of Bags is the ideal book for crafters who are looking to create something a little more unique than popular sewing, crochet and knitting garments.
  • Novelty Knits (Paperback)

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    Novelty Knits (Paperback)

    Gyles & Saethryd Brandreth

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    Sort out your Christmas jumper - or a novelty sweater for any time of year - with the help of Gyles and Saethryd Brandreth's Novelty Knits. Growing more and more in popularity, this guide will help you make a novelty jumper that you can wear with pride - and turn a few heads while doing so!

    All the patterns are knitted in stocking stitch and come with detailed charts, so are easy to make, while the pictures of the final projects are modelled by celebrities ranging from Joanna Lumley and High Bonnevolle to Alex Jones and Matt Baker.

    Whether you want a festive jumper for yourself or are looking to give one as a gift, this book will help you sort a home-made one out for Christmas or any other gathering. Among the fun and funky designs are a snowman and Christmas tree for the festive season and a robot, a cat, dogs, musicians and steam trains for any time! There really is something for everyone...
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    This is the collection anyone looking for a new hobby has been waiting for - the Book People's Ultimate Craft Collection! Available at an unbeatable price, the books offer step-by-step advice on everything from dressmaking to flower arranging, paper crafts and so much more.

    Written by the experts at DK, the books are sure to delight anyone with some creative flair. The step-by-step instructions and illustrations will give you all you need to make the most of your new hobby. A wide-ranging collection full of craft ideas, there are also books covering crochet, knitting, Christmas crafts, home crafts and stitches.